Tag Archives: Department of Commerce

Senate Approves Richard Spinrad’s NOAA Administrator Nomination; Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Quoted

Rick Spinrad

The Senate confirmed Richard Spinrad, a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University, as the 11th administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spinrad's appointment will mark his return to the agency where he previously served as chief scientist and assistant administrator for research, ocean services and coastal management.

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HighPoint Appoints Stacey Au as Customer Experience Program Manager; COO Scott Willis Quoted

Stacey Au

HighPoint announced on Thursday that the company has appointed Stacey Au as customer experience program manager. In this role, Au will help highpoint customers implement omnichannel, AI, and other emerging technology and industry best practices to strengthen contact center operations. Au has over 25 years of experience as a senior-level customer experience and contact center leader.

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Gina Raimondo Takes Oath as Commerce Secretary

Gina Raimondo

Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Gina Raimondo, former governor of Rhode Island, as the 40th secretary of the Department of Commerce. Raimondo received the Senate's confirmation to become the commerce secretary with a vote of 84-15. In her new capacity, she will oversee several Commerce agencies that work towards economic growth

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Gen. James Dickinson Backs Plan to Transfer Space Traffic Control to Commerce Department

Gen. James Dickinson

Army Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), said he supports a plan for the Department of Commerce (DOC) to take over space traffic management responsibilities to enable Space Command to focus on monitoring space activities that have an impact on national security. Dickinson said his command and the department have been collaborating in the past two years to come up with a plan for the transition. 

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Sev1Tech Names Matt Jordan as VP, Cloud Center of Excellence; Bob Lohfeld Quoted


Sev1Tech has appointed Matt Jordan as vice president of Cloud Center of Excellence to accelerate growth of the Sev1Cloud practice, develop partnerships and drive innovation. Jordan has ten years of experience providing cloud-based solutions across the public sector. Throughout his career, he has developed partnerships with cloud providers to deliver innovative solutions.

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NSF IG Lerner to Become CIGIE Chairperson in January

Allison Lerner

Allison Lerner, inspector general at the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been elected to serve as chairperson for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency starting Jan. 1st. Federal IGs voted to appoint Lerner as successor to Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice IG who has led the council over the past five years. 

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Byron Adkins Joins DOI as Interior Business Center Director

Byron Adkins

Byron Adkins Jr., a 17-year military and public service veteran, has been appointed to lead a Department of the Interior (DOC) center that provides human resources, procurement and financial management support to agencies. He will also supervise more than 900 personnel tasked with providing business support services to customer agencies.

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University of Illinois-Led CIRI to Develop Cybersecurity Network Plan for DHS; Bryan Ware Quoted

Bryan Ware

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-led Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, has received $2 million in funds from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to devise a plan to help the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) build a national network of cybersecurity technical institutes.

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Commerce Dept Unveils Funding Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Support Programs

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has introduced a $25 million grant competition that seeks to help entrepreneurs mitigate economic, health and safety risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said Wednesday that it will award grants to entrepreneurship support programs that will assist various regions and communities in the U.S.

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Accenture Federal Services Secures $341M DOC Contract to Modernize Business Systems; John Goodman Quoted

John Goodman

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a one-year $341 million contract under the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Business Applications Solution (BAS) program to modernize the agencies’ business systems and data platform, the company reported on Monday. The contract has 19 years of additional options. 

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